Shawnee National Forest Headquarters

50 IL-145 Harrisburg

Southernmost Illinois
Written By Southernmost Illinois

Explore Shawnee Forest Country!

There are no passes required for entering or recreating in the Shawnee National Forest. Great family adventures or couples' getaways happen here. Get out and explore!

You can camp, paddle, hike, horseback ride, photograph, swim, run, hunt, fish and picnic at Shawnee National Forest. So, come explore our 280,000 acres of glades, barrens, prairies, streams, lakes, ponds, waterfalls, woodlands, rocky outcrops — and more!

Hiking is available year-round, and every season can offer a very different experience.

Many sites are easy to explore on your own, but if you want to get off the beaten path, guide service is available: 618-672-1027.

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